Ridden Daily Risks

This section presents films that call our attention to risks to human health and nature that are usually ridden or mascaraed by an ever predatory and greedy industry. In the Pink Ribbon Inc, it is the cosmetics, in Pig Business, it is the meat business; Breathtaking and Footprint, each in its way, show the predatory and hazardous exploitation of minerals in open air mines. And we also see how dangerous the generation of some sort of energy – fossil or nuclear – can be to humans and nature. Leading us to understand the urgent need to find an inclusive and sustainable development, allowing our children to study and be children while growing healthy and happy. 

Pink Ribbon Inc

USA 2010 | Lea Poll | DOC

Pink Ribbon Inc Pink Ribbon Inc. shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause," has been hijacked by a shiny, pink story of success. Pink Ribbons, Inc. is guaranteed to shock anyone who thinks that pink ribbon fund-raising is innocent -- or even useful in either preventing or curing breast cancer. Directed by veteran Quebec filmmaker Lea Pool is based on six years of planning and three years of research. Despite engaging all sides of the issue, it tells us something we may not want to hear.


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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Footprints: The Mining Loot

Argentina 2011 | Ariel Guntern | 48 min | DOC

FootprintsThe conquest of this continent by the Europeans had the basic purpose of extracting its riches. Gold, silver, spices, raw materials. Independence wars 200 years ago sought to stop such exploitation. But the looting continued with the support of European colonial governments first, and the US later, not just digging up its riches, but also destroying environmental balance, poisoning entire settlements. Nowadays, even though the main countries state they have the intention of regulating their companies in Latin America, lax legislations and corruption make situations very similar.

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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Breathtaking

Canada 2011 | Kathleen Mullen | 43 min | DOC

Breathtaking | Credit: P. MadhavanBreathtaking is a 43 min. documentary that takes on the asbestos industry through a moving and personal query into her father’s death from an asbestos-related disease and the current present-day use of asbestos in Canada and internationally.

Audience Award at Canadian Labour International Film Festival - FIFE Paris - Cinemambiente Turin - Green Film Festival in Seoul - Green Screen Environmental Film





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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape

Japan 2011 | Yojyu Matsubayashi | 109 min | DOC

Memorias de uma Paisagem Perdida The Enei district of Minami Soma town lies within the 20 km exclusion site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In early April 2011, immediately after the devastating tsunami and nuclear meltdown forced people to evacuate the area, filmmaker Matsubayashi rushed here with relief goods. From a chance meeting with city councilor Tanaka Kyoko, he begins making this film. Living together with the evacuees in school classrooms designated as temporary evacuation sites, he captures an extraordinary time period in the lives of the local people, in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Interspersed with humorous episodes and loving emotions, the film delves into memories of a local culture that has been taken away by the tragedy. The cherry blossoms of  April 2011 were as beautiful as ever.

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2011 - Hong Kong International Film Festival 2012 - Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection 2012 (Frankfurt) - Special Prize  - Nippon Vissions Award

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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Pig Business

USA/Poland/UK 2011 | Tracy Worcester | 57 min | DOC

Pig BusinessPig Business is Big Business. This film documentary investigates the rise of factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, threatens human health through dangerous overuse of antibiotics, and wrecks rural communities and economies. The film shows how this USA developed system has been employed in Eastern Europe where the pork, often produced below legal animal welfare standards, is exported to the UK and other EU countries, putting local farmers out of business.

Reel Earth film festival -CineCiclo 2012 film festival - Louisville’s International Festival of Film - EKOFILM Festival - 11thConviviales de Nannay Film Festival - London Independent Film Festival - London International Decumentary film festival - The Excellency Award for female filmmaker campaigning for the future of our planet, Astra Film Festival
   
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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Black Tide: voices from the Gulf

USA 2011 | Joel Berlinger | 87 min | DOC

Black Tide The rich Gulf waters off the coast of Louisiana provide 30% of the nation's seafood, and harbor some of America's richest oil reserves. Louisiana's locals have survived on the region's oil and fishing industries for generations. But on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes, killing eleven people. In the weeks that follow, 200 million gallons of oil gush into the Gulf of Mexico, and Louisiana's oil and seafood industries grind to a halt. Award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger tracks the lives of Louisiana residents living in the aftermath of the largest offshore oil spill in American history. Floyd Lasseigne, a fourth generation waterman, can no longer fish the tainted gulf waters; his illiteracy leaves him few other options for employment. Al and Sal Sunseri, fifth generation oystermen, have not shucked a single oyster since the spill, and face the reality of shutting down their family business.

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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Journey of a Red Fridge

Serbia 2007 | Natasa Muntean and Lucian Muntean | 52 min | DOC

Red Fridge This is a story of a 17-year-old boy named Hari Rai and his extraordinary journey through the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. Hari is a student. However, he also works as a porter so that he could pay for his tuition and cover his living expenses. Although very young, he already has three years of experience carrying loads up and down the mountain, mostly tourists' backpacks. This time, he gets a job to carry a huge red refrigerator from the top of the mountain, to the nearest town. We follow him on his journey.

World Premiere at IDFA in November 2007 - 60+ festival screenings, 22 awards

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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I